Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

 

About the Role:

This position is responsible for the provision of nursing services to ambulatory primary care clients. Provides professional nursing care according to physicians’ orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards and administrative policies. Maintains clinical charts including documentation of laboratory test results, medication and treatment. Provides clients with laboratory test results and explanations, when applicable. Provides basic health education and referral services to clients as needed. Assists physician with client care; gives injections and medication, as instructed. Responsible for maintenance of general neatness and orderliness in clinic. Attends in service education, staff meetings and workshops that are appropriate for professional development.

 

Location: 2400 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL

Hours: 37.5 hours a week, Monday-Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)

FLSA STATUS: Hourly

 

Skills and Experience

  • Provides professional nursing care according to physicians’ orders in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures, established standards and administrative policies.
  • Maintains electronic clinical charts including documentation of laboratory test results, medications and treatment.
  • Provides clients with laboratory test results and explanations, when applicable.
  • Provides basic health education and referral services to clients as needed.
  • Assists physician with client care; gives injections and medication, as instructed.
  • Responsible for maintenance of general neatness and orderliness in clinic.
  • Provides direct HIV pre-test and post-test education in compliance with grant requirements.
  • Provides treatment for STIs following the appropriate standing orders.
  • Oversees all STI treatments done in the field or clinic setting by signing off on all medications dispensed by STI program counselors.
  • Responsible for STI surveillance activities in Lake County.
  • Inventories STI medications and insures appropriate amounts are on hand for all STI treatments.
  • Maintains accountability and ordering of medications to treat STIs.
  • Maintains Standard Operating Procedures and Policies related to the STI surveillance and treatment.
  • Attends in service education, staff meetings and workshops that are appropriate for professional development.
  • Provides safer sex and preconceptual education to clients.
  • Conduct outreach to community providers, providing STI surveillance and treatment education and updates,
  • Provide surge support for Communicable Disease (CD) Program.

 

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, an Associate’s degree in nursing, or graduation from a diploma school of nursing.
  • One year of direct patient care experience is preferred.
  • Illinois licensure as a registered professional nurse or Illinois licensure by reciprocity within six months of the initial date of employment.

 

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.

 

If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.

 

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

 

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.